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Windows 7: How Do I Delete AOL As Default Email Client?

23 Jul 2014   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
The only way I know how to remove a listing from protocols or file types for that matter is to Browser for another program to associate it with ?
This is why downloading windows essentials 2012 is needed in my opinion,
Then review how to add a email address to the new program,
Then the help/ support email links on websites might actually work as expected

You can also I believe I already posted this but you can uninstall aol toolbar or the program you associated the protocol with ?
I got it fixed by following your previous advice to download & install an alternate mail client. I downloaded & installed "gmaildefaultmaker" and selected gmail as the default. When I clicked on a web page mail link it did the same thing (started opening an infinite number of tabs/pages). But then I then uninstalled gmaildefaultmaker and now both gmail & aol have been removed as mail to defaults and my system is back to normal. I tested this on one of my old XP machines before trying it on my WIN7 main computer just to be sure I would not further cause problems.

I learned that just because WIN 7 allows someone with AOL 9.7 software to check it as a default MAIL TO protocol, doesn't mean WIN 7 will play nice with that default AOL box being checked. On my XP computer I found that using gmaildefaultmaker would allow me to select AOL as the default MAIL TO protocol but that it opened into the web based AOL rather than the 9.7 software.

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23 Jul 2014   #12

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Thanks for the update,
No idea where the issue lies on Microsoft or aol but we'll just say aol's mail client needs a tweak or two by them both
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